Blackpool's Manager Michael Appleton The Carabao Cup First Round - Blackpool v Barrow - Tuesday 9th August 2022 - Bloomfield Road - Blackpool

Wigan remain Championship relegation candidates but bookies' odds drift for Preston North End and Blackpool

Despite an unbeaten start to life back in the Championship, newcomers Wigan Athletic are still expected to be battling against relegation come the end of the season.

That’s according to the bookmakers, who seemingly weren’t convinced by the Latics’ point-winning performance against former title favourites Norwich City at Carrow Road.

Leam Richardson’s League One winners picked up another point on the opening day of the season when holding Preston North End to a goal-less draw at the DW Stadium.

The Lilywhites, meanwhile, have also made an unbeaten start to the campaign, backing up their point in Greater Manchester with another at home to Hull City at the weekend.

Ryan Lowe’s side are still without a win, or even a goal, in the league so far this season, but broke their duck in the Carabao Cup with an impressive 4-1 win away at Huddersfield Town to progress to the second round.

Lancashire rivals Blackpool, on the other hand, currently sit comfortably in mid-table on three points after getting their season off to the perfect start by beating Reading 1-0 at Bloomfield Road, though they lost at the hands of Stoke City at the weekend.

Here’s the division’s revised complexion, in reverse order, according to Sky Bet.

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